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12:30 PM ET, April 14, 2010

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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Apple: US iPad Sales Are Booming, So Everyone Else Has to Wait Another Month  —  Live outside the U.S and want to get your hands on an iPad?  You're going to have to wait an extra month, says Apple (AAPL).  —  Release:
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Apple:
Apple Media Advisory  —  Apple today released the following statement:  —  Although we have delivered more than 500,000 iPads during its first week, demand is far higher than we predicted and will likely continue to exceed our supply over the next several weeks as more people see and touch an iPad™.
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple sells 500,000 iPads, delays international orders by a month, pre-orders on May 10th  —  Apple today released the following statement:  —  Although we have delivered more than 500,000 iPads during its first week, demand is far higher than we predicted and will likely continue to exceed …
Dylan Casey / The Official Google Blog:
Replay it: Google search across the Twitter archive  —  Since we first introduced real-time search last December, we've added content from MySpace, Facebook and Buzz, expanded to 40 languages and added a top links feature to help you find the most relevant content shared on updates services like Twitter.
MacDailyNews:
RUMOR: Apple to unveil next-gen iPhone on June 22; Evidence of Verizon iPhone found in online logs?  —  “Although no confirmations have yet come from Apple (naturally), there is speculation that the big [next-gen iPhone] reveal could take place on June 22nd,” Messany reports for ModMyi.
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Eric Schmidt: Today's Most Interesting Engineering Problems Are Around Sharing  —  Google CEO Eric Schmidt sat for a Q&A at the company's Atmosphere event yesterday pitching its Apps platform to the enterprise.  A couple of his remarks stuck with me today and I wanted to share them as well as a video …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The Seesmic Squeeze: how a company responds to market changes in Twitter's ecosystem  —  Take a pile of carbon and apply enough heat and pressure and you'll get diamonds.  Of course you might just not get it right and will end up with a pile of ash.  —  If you talk with Loic Le Meur …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Twitter's One Real Problem.  No, Not Developers!  —  Photo of Twitter co-founder & CEO Ev Williams by Randy Stewart via Flickr.  —  A few days back, I stopped by at the brand-new Palo Alto, Calif. offices of Facebook.  It is a gigantic open space, with desks lined up next to each other as far as the eye could see.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Is Twitter's Ad Platform TweetUp's Early Death Knell Or Starter's Pistol?
Discussion: SFGate and MediaMemo
Nick O'Neill / SocialTimes.com:
5 Things We Expect Twitter To Announce Today  —  With Twitter's developer conference prepared to get underway in just a few hours, we thought it would be a good time to speculate about some of the announcements coming out of the event today.  While I think many of the new products …
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Joab Jackson / PC World:
Google exec worries over ‘rudderless’ Java  —  The chief Google Java architect calls on Oracle to put Java back on track  —  As if Oracle did not have enough work convincing MySQL users of its good intentions, the company also should set its sites on getting the Java platform back on track, contends a Google chief architect.
bit.ly blog:
bit.ly 1.3  —  We are on our way to Chirp and we are excited to meet many new and emerging companies and discuss bit.ly and the bit.ly API.  Since the day we founded bit.ly, we've aimed to provide a simple service that does a few things very well — we believe the world of social distribution …
Discussion: Softpedia News and ResourceShelf
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Twitter's Entire Archive Headed to the Library of Congress  —  The US Library of Congress announced this morning via its official Twitter account that it will be acquiring the entire archive of Twitter messages back through March, 2006.  In addition to a massive printed collection …
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News:
Gmail redesigns its message window for Android, iPhone, iPad  —  Google is continuing the slow and steady march of improvements to its Android-, iPhone-, and now iPad-optimized site.  On Tuesday, the company pushed out a handful of small changes to the way Gmail.com handles new messages.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Former Googlers Launch TellApart, Raise $4.75 Million From Greylock  —  Silicon Valley based TellApart, founded by ex Googlers Josh McFarland and Mark Ayzenshtat, unveiled its service today.  They also are announcing a $4.75 million first round of financing in a round led by Greylock Partners …
Discussion: alarm:clock
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Inside Apple's automatic graphics switching  —  Apple touts the automatic graphics switching in its new 15" and 17" MacBook Pros as a “breakthrough technology from Apple.”  Some readers scoffed at the description earlier today, assuming (as we originally did) that Apple was using NVIDIA's Optimus technology.
Brian Morrissey / Adweek:
Value of a ‘Fan’ on Social Media: $3.60  —  The findings are based on impressions generated in Facebook's news feed  —  Brands have rushed to Facebook to build fan bases, with some amassing millions of connections.  The nagging question has been: What is the monetary value of these fans?
Discussion: MediaMemo, hypebot and All Facebook
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
US government finally admits most piracy estimates are bogus  —  We've all seen the studies trumpeting massive losses to the US economy from piracy.  One famous figure, used literally for decades by rightsholders and the government, said that 750,000 jobs and up to $250 billion a year …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Mobile Multitasking  —  Daniel Eran Dilger at Apple Insider: … I believe he's right about Windows Mobile, but that's no matter because Microsoft has abandoned Windows Mobile, and Windows Phone 7 will apparently ship with no multitasking, and, whenever multitasking eventually does appear in Windows Phone, it won't be like that.
Discussion: Gadget Lab and The Loop
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Evidence of possible Apple-branded car kit found in iPhone OS 4  —  The pre-release beta of iPhone OS 4 contains a new application that could be used to simply control the device when used in an automobile.  —  A source contacted TUAW to reveal that the new “iPod out” feature included …
Discussion: Electricpig.co.uk and Tech Eye
Sjvn / ITworld.com:
Adobe vs. Apple is going to get uglier  —  You think things are bad now between Apple and Adobe?  Just wait until the lawsuit.  —  2 I like it!  —  Usually I write about security here, but Apple's iron-bound determination to keep Adobe Flash out of any iWhatever device is about to blow up in Apple's face.
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Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:   Rumor: Adobe Prepping Lawsuit Against Apple
 
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Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Labor group: Chinese teens ‘like prisoners’ in Microsoft tech factory
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 Earlier Items: 
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Tough love: Gawker finds making it harder for comments to be seen …
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog, Kotaku and TidBITS, Thanks:atul
Ethan Smith / Digits:
ABC Sees Success in iPad App
Tim Culpan / Bloomberg:
HTC Studying Whether to Have Own Smartphone Software